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See Sweden from the Sun Deck

With its beautiful, long, and richly varied coastline, it’s no wonder that Sweden is becoming an increasingly popular destination for cruise ships from all over the world. The country’s extensive coastline offers plenty of destinations well worth going ashore for. At several points it’s decorated with fantastic archipelagos, ensuring superb scenery and constantly changing vistas. The two most famous are the Stockholm and West Coast archipelagos - and though each has its own character, both are unparalleled maritime worlds.

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Video: Two Perfect Days in Stockholm

How do you spend two perfect days in Stockholm before or after your cruise? Avid cruisers Ralph Grizzle and Monica Frisk show you in this 10-minute video.

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10 Reasons to Cruise from Stockholm

In summer, Stockholm is a world-class cruise ship destination. Vessels dock at the beautiful Old Town, dating back to the 13th century. Here are 10 more reasons why you should make Stockholm your cruise destination.

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Seafront Pleasures in Abundance

The long coastlines in the south and southwest of Sweden offer constantly changing scenery and a multitude of places to visit, from picturesque fishing villages and coastal towns to beach resorts and secluded getaways in splendid settings.

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The Coastline of the South

The coastlines of Sweden are truly wonderful, characterized in the south by rolling dunes, clear water, and mile-long sandy beaches combined with dramatic cliffs.

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The Dalsland Canal

The idyllic green forests of Dalsland in West Sweden are known for their picturesque landscapes, including some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and waterways in Europe.

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Winners in our Ski Contest 2011!

The winners in VisitSweden's ski contest 2011, in cooperation with SLAO, have now been announced. See if you are one of our lucky winners here!

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Winners in our Golf Contest 2011!

It may still be winter but for some of the lucky winners of our Golf contest 2011, in cooperation with Svenska Golfförbundet, it is high time to start planning this year's golfing holiday.

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Sweden Magazine

Get inspiration for your trip to Sweden from the brand-new 2012 edition of the Sweden Holiday Guide, now available online and for ordering.

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Special Offer!
Save $$$ on your next trip to Sweden and Scandinavia with United Vacations - book before February 29 for up to $200 off. Read more

Kosterhavet
Discover the natural wonders of Kosterhavet, Sweden’s first marine national park, protecting a unique marine environment filled with biodiversity. Read more

Ales Stenar
In a small fishing village in the south of Sweden you can find the beautiful and historical site of Ales Stenar, Sweden's largest preserved stone ship. Read more

A Delicious Classic
Meatballs served with mashed potatoes and lingonberries is a classic Swedish main course, loved by children and grown-ups alike. Recipe